Marta Marín-Dòmine

Writer, translator and documentary filmmaker, Marta Marín-Dòmine, Spanish and Canadian, originally from Barcelona, has lived for two decades in Toronto, Canada, where she has taught Peninsular and European Testimonial Literature and Memory Studies at Laurier University and directed the Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies. In 2004 she published the essay “Traduir el desig. Psicoanàlisi i llenguatge“, which was translated into Brazilian Portuguese in 2015 under the title “Traduzir o desejo: psicanalise et linguagem“.

Her research and literary creation revolve around exile and memory, inheritance and oblivion. This interest has resulted in numerous articles and the creation of two documentaries: The Vengeance of the Apple. Argentineans in Toronto (2010) and Mémoire Juive du Quartier Marolles-Midi, 1930-1942 (2012) sponsored by the Auschwitz Foundation in Brussels.

She has published “Fugir era el més bell que teníem” (Club Editor, 2019, “Huir era lo més bello que tuvimos”, Galaxia Gutenberg, 2020), Ciutat de Barcelona Essay Award 2019, Joaquim Amat-Piniella prize 2019, and Serra d’Or prize 2020.

In 2023 she won the prestigious BBVA Sant Joan prize with the novel “Diré que m’ho he inventat” (Edicions 62, 2023) and is participating in the volume of short stories “T’estimo com la sal” (Viena, 2024).